Jackson State Alumna, Alabama State Dean Tonea Stewart Returns to Keynote JSU Creative Arts Festival
[mpoverlay]Renowned actress and JSU graduate Tonea Stewart will deliver the keynote address at the 6th Annual Creative Arts Festival: The 50th Anniversary of the Meredith Crisis. The event is sponsored by the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University.
The two-day Creative Arts Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14. The event will feature 36 student performances and panel presentations in the JSU Student Center on Saturday, April 14, and Stewart’s address will conclude the festival at 4:45 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on Saturday.
A native of Greenwood, Miss., Stewart is best known for her recurring role as Aunt Etta Kibbey on the critically acclaimed television series In the Heat of the Night. She currently serves as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Alabama State University.[/mpoverlay]